Arthritis is common in dogs, just like it is in people. So what can we do for our furry friends who are feeling achy, inflamed and sore from arthritis? There are some dietary and lifestyle adjustments we humans can use — look into them for your dogs too!
Recently, I attended a workshop on healthy pet foods. The seminar was conducted at a veterinary clinic and the speakers focused on many issues, including the process of making pet food. This process includes removing many nutrients, and then adding them back, in artificial versions.
Do you ever wonder if you should give your dog a multivitamin / mineral supplement? There has been so much discussion on this topic, for both pets and us humans.
However, I know the raw diet is controversial and not everyone is ready to take the plunge. Despite our own mentalities, we need to make sure our dogs are getting what they need nutritionally, and this includes bone. However, it has to be done properly.
This recipe idea includes frozen mashed up peas, lean pork and omega-3 in the form of a supplemental fish oil pill.
Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants (‘phyto’ = plant) that don’t contain nutrients, but do contain qualities that can prevent or protect against disease.
The more I thought about it, the more I thought, hmm, if vitamin D deficiency is so common in humans — especially northerners who don’t get adequate sunlight, and those who wear sunscreen — then what about in dogs?
Just like us, dogs can get irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic digestive system disorder that can cause discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, mucus in stool and other GI issues.
Dogs can get prostate cancer just like humans. Diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce risk, and some recommendations for humans may also be helpful for dogs. These suggestions, originally written for humans but probably helpful for our furry friends, include…
I have been dealing with urinary incontinence in my older dog for over a year now. She was always flawless in her housetraining, never the kind of dog who would go potty in the house. This is in contrast to previous dogs who may have left ‘presents’ occasionally.
Dogs can get pneumonia just like us. Therefore it is beneficial to know what kinds of natural approaches are used when we humans get pneumonia, as many are also relevant to dogs. Pneumonia can arise from viral, bacterial or fungal causes, or as a result of…
Heart disease is a big problem in America, at least for us humans. But have you ever thought about your dog’s heart health?